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Simpson bay gas station #126726
04/07/2017 08:26 PM
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just an FYI for those renting a car,,the gas station in Simpson bay is being torn down,,,the next closest is the Texaco in Cole Bay,
no idea what is going there

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Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: psod] #126727
04/07/2017 09:10 PM
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Maybe they have to replace the in ground tanks. Happens in the states all the time.

Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: SXMScubaman] #126728
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it was open three weeks ago.....two weeks ago it was closed

Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: EdB] #126729
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doing more than replacing tanks...they were ripping down the roof on it today

Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: EdB] #126730
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So Texaco Station at car rental near airport is gone also? TY in advance

Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: jollymonsrv] #126731
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Pretty sure that one has been gone for some time now.


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Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: ruralcarrier] #126732
04/08/2017 06:53 AM
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Our rental car driver told is a marina is goign in. It was open April 1st but closed on the 2nd.

Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: Leagle49] #126733
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cheapest gas we found last week was DP before Marigot on French side, on left if coming from Grand Case area. Next to the fire station .83 ltr

Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: Leagle49] #126734
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Are you talking Sol/Shell or the Texaco that was near the airport? Pretty sure the Texaco station was closed/torn down some time ago as I do not recall seeing it last month. Supposedly the airport was buying up a bunch of that road frontage for future expansion.


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Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: ruralcarrier] #126735
04/08/2017 07:15 AM
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I confess I don't know which station it was, but there was a story in the DH yesterday I think, saying a station in Simpson Bay was being renovated.


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Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: Carol_Hill] #126736
04/08/2017 07:22 AM
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Likely the Sol/Shell as I think the Texaco that was near one of the car rental places has been gone for a year or so. I may be 100% wrong but pretty sure Texaco has been gone for a year or so.


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Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: ruralcarrier] #126737
04/08/2017 07:32 AM
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The Sol Station next to the Grand Marche Supermarket belongs to the Wathey Family and they will be building a big Marina from there to next to Paradise Car Rental.

Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: Kennys] #126738
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Thanks Lesley. Is the Texaco near the airport still there or not?


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Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: ruralcarrier] #126739
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The Texaco has been gone for more than a year.


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Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: bdeeley] #126740
04/08/2017 11:18 AM
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Over two years and Avis has expanded there.

Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: Kennys] #126741
04/11/2017 05:56 AM
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The Sol Station next to the Grand Marche Supermarket belongs to the Wathey Family and they will be building a big Marina from there to next to Paradise Car Rental.


Interesting. I wonder whether the megayachts with tall masts will get in there.. Kinda close to the runway..

The (old) Gourmet Marche is turning into a Casino also.

That area has been ripe for re-development for a while.

Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: Kennys] #126742
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So are they renovating the existing Sol station or closing it down? Hopefully not closing it down because it's a long way to the next station especially with the afternoon traffic jam.

Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: MotownTim] #126743
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it doesnt look like its being renovated...the pumps...along with the tanks have been taken out.

Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: MotownTim] #126744
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It is completely being taken down for a new Marina and Condos area.

Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: Kennys] #126745
04/11/2017 06:39 AM
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Thanks. I would think the Simpson Bay area would be ripe for a new gas station then.


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Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: ruralcarrier] #126746
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Actually we do need one , but time will tell.

Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: Kennys] #126747
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Really a pain in the arse not having the Sol station there anymore. Rental car fill ups etc. more different now.

Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: MotownTim] #126748
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I would think an enterprising person or entity would find a way to have a gas station in Simpson Bay.


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Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: ruralcarrier] #126749
04/19/2017 03:02 PM
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The land would be the problem finding.

Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: Kennys] #126750
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Kenny,

Is this Theo's old station that leaked into lagoon about 15 or more years ago? That's what I remember anyway?
irina

Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: irina] #126751
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It's the Wathey owned Station. He and Brenda .

Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: MotownTim] #126752
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Actually meant to say that fill ups are more difficult now.

Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: MotownTim] #126753
04/20/2017 06:01 PM
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Was told by Unity Car rental that it will reopen as Texaco. Nothing going on there as if today

Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: jollymonsrv] #126754
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No more gas station there. Totally different. The Tanks and everything was removed.

Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: Kennys] #126755
04/21/2017 11:01 AM
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Lesley, I was told the tanks had to be replaced but that it was in fact going to become a Texaco by a rep for Texaco Caribbean. I guess we will have to wait & see because the two stories are totally different right now. They also said the building was rotted away which was why they were redoing everything. Of course this is SXM so there will probably be another 3 or 4 more different rumors about what is going there LOL...

Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: SharonfromSXM] #126756
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Sharon, I hope that particular rumor is true, as Simpson Bay does need a gas station.


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Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: SharonfromSXM] #126757
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Sharon the Tanks were completely dug out and the holes were filled back fully solid . Condos , Restaurants and Marina is what is going to be there.

Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: Carol_Hill] #126758
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I'm glad, we got ripped off in March at that station.

Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: madg1108] #126759
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I'm glad, we got ripped off in March at that station.


Any station could do the same IF you do not know the exchange rate and how the gas is dispensed. Anyone that frequents the island should have a BASIC understanding of the gas situation.

No gas in Simpson Bay is going to put a real hurt on many tourists, locals and car rental agencies. This is not something I would be "glad" about.


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Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: ruralcarrier] #126760
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Thank you J.D. Well said Bro !

Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: Kennys] #126761
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Lesley,

Don't remember if I mentioned this or not but we had no problems at all finding the SOL Station across from the Harley dealership. Thanx!! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" />


Respectfully,

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Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: ruralcarrier] #126762
04/22/2017 08:16 PM
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On Dutch side $20 should find the amount registered on the pump to be 35.7 regardless of how many liters are showing. The guilder has been pegged to the dollar at a fixed rate for many years.

Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: Bob_Dot] #126763
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On Dutch side $20 should find the amount registered on the pump to be 35.7 regardless of how many liters are showing. The guilder has been pegged to the dollar at a fixed rate for many years.


I understand that and always figure accordingly. When someone alleges they were "ripped off" it implies a lack of knowledge and understanding on their part also. I am not at all saying what happened (whatever it was) was right. But to be "glad" a station is not going to be in in that heavily used and traveled area close to the airport is perhaps a little strong. It is going to have a negative impact on many people.

One needs to know the exchange rate, the price per gallon/litre and figure accordingly to avoid problems.


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Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: ruralcarrier] #126764
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That is why Cadesco on way to Orient is a good deal At 0.83 US$ per liter.They take plastic now,but probably not $ for Euro at par.

Re: Simpson bay gas station [Re: tbaybob] #126765
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Sorry, but if staying in Simpson Bay and you are needing gas or returning a rental near the airport, I don't get driving towards Orient to get the gas.


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